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of the sweeping address delivered in the u.s. capital in this must have pomp and circumstance. president obama's first state of the union since his re-election will be ambitious in his vision and no doubt punctuated. maybe some of us watching at home will be applauding. if you are near a television, the state of the union will be unavoidable. the networks and cable news will, as always, broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of the speech. the attention given to the president's speech is indicative of everything that falls under the category, very important things required by the constitution. have you ever noticed how the constitution described the state of the union? you might be surprised to find the founders are vague and sound bored with the whole idea of it. article two, section three reads he shall from time-to-time give to the congress information of the state of the union. recommend to their consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and expedient. he may. on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses or either of them. in disagreement with them, he may adjourn them to such time
in the next hour. >>> imagine that. this tuesday in washington when president obama delivers what some are calling the most important state of the union address of his entire presidency. you'll be sitting in front of the television watching. his advisors say he take on some of our country's most controversial issues including taxes, spending, immigration, and of course, gun control. but he'll need help from congress if he wants to then get it all done. bob kusack is the managing editor of the hill and a good friend of program. good morning, bob. >> good morning. >> how important is this? what's the dinners between this state of the union -- what's the difference between this state of the union and the ones delivered previously? >> this is probably the most important speech of his second term. the time is now for president obama. he's got the political momentum. there's actually some bi-partisanship break out on capitol hill as well as on gun control and immigration. he has to move quickly. he's got the stage, you know. we're not talking about 2016 and about a year from now. we'll be ta
>>> let me finish tonight with this. the obama administration has found a way to offer birth control to women who want it without infringing on religious belief. it's a victory for the president and roman catholics. how do we ensure that women get birth control? how do we insure that religious institutions aren't forced to pay for it? access to stand-alone-coverage. changes where they will put their policies on sale. the key here is it gets around a pair of goals that were in conflict, are not anymore. one goal is to reduce dramatically the number of unwanted pregnancies. regular use of birth control is one way that works. in this case, the catholic church is protected from having to pay for birth control insurance. my own idea is the solution the obama reached is win-win. getting birth control to women for free will help to make it free. to keep the catholic church out of that transaction makes it no less beneficial to the goal of averting unwanted pregnancies. and with them in many cases, the decision to have an abortion. this is what good, smart, progressive morally uprigh
, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama is tackling tough issues. but all the beltway wants to talk about is skeet shooting at camp david? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned. on the streets. >> the president pounds away on gun safety as shiny objects dominate the beltway media coverage. >> how often does the president go skeet shooting? and are there photographs of him doing so? >> tonight, i'll take the fourth estate to task for missing the big picture with katrina vanden heuvel of the nation and msnbc's richard wolffe. >>> plus, minneapolis mayor rt rybak on how he is lowering gun violence in his city, and how he thinks senate majority leader harry reid needs to get to work on guns. >>> the boy scouts are getting ready to end their policy of discrimination against gays, and the president is standing with them. >> should scouting be open to gays? >> yes. >> i'll tell you how conservatives are fighting the process. the. >>> it's the super bowl commercial everybody is talking about. >> god looked down on h
of himself, and he's not afraid to do the right thing. like when he worked directly with president obama in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. he even praised the president days before the election. again, now, i disagree with governor christie on the issues. and governor, if you're ever serious about dieting, i know a guy that you can get some advice from. call me. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton, "hardball" starts right now. >>> running for cover. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this crying and gnashing of republican teeth. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did was to awaken the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul broun are howling in fury that big shots like karl rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the
. >>> president obama takes his push for new gun control measures on the road to minneapolis today. he'll share ideas with law enforcement officials. one proposal universal background checks for all gun buyers even at gun shows that was the topic of a super bowl ad that aired last night in the washington d.c. market. t >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory in-state criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show, no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this. for us. please. >> is that spot points out, the nra chief executive argued for mandatory background checks back in 1989. yesterday it was a different story. >> you're more universal background check? >> well, universal background -- now, that's what president obama is now putting guard. let me talk about that. it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they can care less. you're not going to computerize -- you have seen you're not going to computerize the mental health records. the real titl
the president on the debt ceiling. he called the obama administration the imperial presidency. he stepped out today to show there are no rough edges in this republican party. let's listen to cantor today. >> we'll advance proposals aimed at producing results in areas like education, health care, innovation, and job growth. our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. our goal is to ensure that every american has a fair shot to earn success and achieve their dreams. >> what a cover-up. your party ought to be ashamed of itself. you spent months in every state legislative capital trying to keep black people and poor people from voting or young people. now you're out pretending that you care about opportunity in america. it's an absurdity eric cantor -- >> the speech by eric cantor was a very good speech. >> if it wasn't given by him maybe. >> eric cantor is a good guy. he's got a family. he cares about this country. he's a patriot. he cares about making government work better, and this is
. >>> to politics now, first lady michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl who died a tragic random death. leah pendelton was gunned down after participating in the obamas' inauguration. "the new york times" topped its paper and we'll dig into the legal justification for drone strikes later in the program and president obama warning that the middle class will get hit hardest if congress does not do something to stop those massive cuts set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in fields like national security, education or education are likely to be laid off. democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. republican senator mitch mcconnell says that he know that sequestration would have consequences, but he blames president obama for not putting forward an acceptable plan to prevent it. for more on that, jonathan strong, staff writer, role call, alexander burns and national political reporter with politico. good afternoon to both of you. >> hello. >>
. >> there is no resistance to obama anywhere. and it will get worse even from this point. there is no political impetus. there is no perceived upside for republicans for standing in the way of obama. it is because of who obama is and what his policies are. and the perception that the american people massively support it all. and that is why cantor is saying we're going to have to do a better job of explaining who we are. we need to do a better job of explaining why we are doing what we are doing. that is -- i think -- that epitomizes of how lost they all feel. and right now, folks, there is no fight. there is no desire for any opposition of any kind. >> joy reid, wouldn't you like to live in rush limbaugh's world, where i quote" there is not any resistance to obama anywhere." that is rush limbaugh world. >> he is kind of loveable. he is sad, they should just rename the party the peace, love and puppy's party and have everybody over and have a slumber, it is hilarious to watch the despair on the right. >> there is no opposition if they're not questioning where he was born every day and attacking him. >>
. >> and remember, president obama said this in the debate over health care. >> if you like your doctors, you'll be able to keep your doctor period. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> so, does this dramatic increase in the number of folks expected to lose their employer-based insurance suggest some other health care promises may not hold up? our panel is going to crunch the number in the next hour. all right, from alabama today we're getting new information about exactly what federal agents found when they stormed this underground survival bunker killing that kidnapping suspect, and rescuing the six-year-old captive in the blink of an eye and given everything they've turned up so far, it's nothing short of a miracle the way it all went down. fox's trace gallagher is live from the west coast news room, what a story, trace. it turns out that the rescue was much more dangerous than we originally knew. >> reporter: what we didn't realize ali, while the negotiations between the police and suspect were
president obama at the national prayer breakfast ir washington. blasting thebr president's janea right in frontng of him. it's a speech that's caught aro lot of people's attention, ladies, dr. benjamin carson. >> the pc police are out in force at all times. we've reached a point where a people are afraid to actually talk about what they want to say. our deficit is a big problem. what about ourbo taxation syste? when i pick up my bible, you know what i see? i see the fairest individual in the universe, god, he's given us a system. it's called tithe. >> he didn't stopme there becaue carson is head of neurosurgery at john hopkins. listen to his anecdote for obamacare. >> here is my solution. when the person is born, give him a birth certificate, electronic medical record and a health savings account. to which money can be contributed,n pretaxed, from tx time you're born to the time yot die. when you die, you can pass it on to your family members so that when you're 85 years old and you got six diseases, you're nots, trying to spend up everything. you're happy to pass it on and there is n
obama prepares to address the nation tuesday, he faces a buzzsaw of issues. automatic spending cuts. gun control. immigration reform. and the resurgent al-qaeda. we will talk about all this with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain only on "fox news sunday." then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terrorist suspects. we will ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and our power player of the week can tell you almost everything the president does and how you often he does it. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. when president obama delivers his state of the union is speech tuesday, one big issue will be sequestration. $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1. the white house now warns this will mean damaging layoffs of teachersers law enforcement and food safety inspectors and the pentagon will be hit, too. they propose a mix of spending cuts and, yes,
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school student. she played volleyball. she performed with her school's marching band at president obama's marching band last month. that was january 21st. on january 29th, she and friends caught cover because of rain. it was only a mile from barack and michelle's home in chicago. a person with a gun approached the group and started shooting. hideya pendleton was not the shooter's target, however. on saturday in chicago, there will be a funeral service for hideya pendleton. the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone st
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
efforts as well as the travel situation at the hardest hit airports. dick cheney calls president obama's national security picks quote, second rate as some republican senators keep maneuver to stall the nomination of chuck hagel for the pentagon. those stories straight ahead. >>> first, let's begin with rap, rock, r and b and pop all colliding for the 55th annual grammy awards. a good night for veterans like adele and jay-z. the evening began for the new artists, fun, gotyea and black keys. they got the coveted album of the year. juxtapositional star appearance, honoring bob marley and lee von helms. potential wardrobe malfunctions. the producers put out a memo and told them to avoid see through clothing and song type costumes. we'll show you which stars got the memo and which ones did not in the cooler. >>> in other news, president obama will deliver his state of the union tomorrow night. he's expected to push for more investment in infrastructure and clean energy. he'll zero in on the issue of the middle class advocating for what he described last week as a, quote, economy that works
pursuit of truth. >> that has to be the last word. thank you very much. >>> right now president obama's preparing for his first official trip at president to israel. will it be enough to repair his rocky relationship with prime minister netanyahu. former israeli embassador to the united nations, dan gillamen weighs in. gentlemen, valentine's day is less than four days away. coming up, how you can really outdo yourself this year without breaking the bank. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. people are saying "progress-oh!" we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take
the administration justifies the targeted killing of american citizens. the white house says president obama has directed the department of justice to brief members of the intelligence committees. the move comes after a bipartisan group of 11 senators led by democratic senator ron wyden of oregon called for more insight into the government's legal rationale for drone strikes against americans abroad. senator wyden said on twitter, "every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them." this followed the leaked white house memo obtained by nbc news this week detailing criteria required for such a strike. this is all unfolding before today's senate confirmation hearing for john brennan, nominated to be the next head of the cia. and andrea mitchell, i wonder if this could, in any way, get in the way of brennan again. >> well, this is so much in a state of flux right now. clearly, i mean, the president's called to senator wyden last night, so unusual to try to reassure him and try to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. the fact is that brennan
, in today's president obama will be laying out the state of the union. it is the speech he will use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office. he is setting the stage for the spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. >> the economy, jobs, and the middle class are expected to be center stage on tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the union address. the president will be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they would rather ask more from the majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close a single tax loophole for the wealthy. >> the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> we need more revenue and more cuts. of like to see that in a bold proposal. >> if there is no deal by march 1, automatic spending cuts taken. >> these reductions do not make sense. we will hurt a lot of people. it is up to the president to act now. >> not everyone believes the across-the-board cuts could hurt the economy. >> the president is talking about a sequester. the
for a week. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: gun control. president obama travels to minneapolis to press his case for stricter gun control laws. >>> and blackout concerns. super bowl officials were worried about a potential blackout several months before worried about a potential blackout several months before the big game. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there's been a dramatic end to a hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy who had been held captive for nearly a week is back with his mother, and his captor is dead. a neighbor who lived near the bunker where the boy was held said he heard a loud boom yesterday followed by what sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash
the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone strikes. why apple is sitting on over $137 billion in cash. and an as tried is about to come fascinatingly close to the earth. >>> millions along the northeast corridor are hunkering down for an epic winter storm. folks are stocking up and filling their tanks in anticipation of the massive nor'easter packing blizzard speed winds and crippling feet of snow. analyze are airlines have canceled thousands of flights as this storm travels across the country. dylan dryer is tra
where president obama is about to make a statement on a dramatic series of automatic spending cuts that will hit in a few weeks' time if congress doesn't act. welcome to america live. i'm shannon bream in for me begigynkelly. sources tell fox news that president obama is expected to call for a small round of budget cuts that would buy congress more time to reach a larger agreement. that's because despite that fiscal cliff deal, we're still looking at these automatic cuts that were put into place to force lawmakers to deal with our debt crisis. that debt, our debt, the debt owed by every american taxpayer today stands at more than $16 trillion or roughly $140,000 for every single american household. our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on is here live. chris, great t to see you today. >> you bet. >> the president will talk about making another shor short-term l and yet washington will be criticized for yet again kicking the can down the road. what new can he say today? >> nothing. he doesn't -- well, i suppose he could say that he was sorry he did
-wing media, president obama was not actually throwing a football in this photo. you see, you can tell because he is looking slightly up there. that is just unexplainable. why would you do such a thing? clearly it is doctored? there is no way in football, you always look to the down or side unless you're a secretly gay-married muslim, bulldozing reagan. now this, according to the right, this is not really the picture of the president shooting a gun. yes, when the new republic asked the president if he ever shot a gun, he said yes, he was skeet-shooting. according to them, this is not really the picture of the president shooting a gun, you see they can tell because the president is shooting with the gun sort of too flat. it is too straight, see, now, he is too straight. then there is the errant smoke where it shouldn't be. also the stamps, bad form, can't be real. also a little pot belly. no, i'm not kidding, that was actually part of the argument against the veracity of the picture, you can see his tummy, where you actually had a jelly donut. where he wears a muslim ring and a gay ring and doe
obama of energizing them by demonizing barack obama and pushing them to the fringe. and now he comes along and says, wait a second, you've gone too far. this monster that i have helped to create has gone too far and i'm picking up the pitchfork and i got my fire, my torches, and i'm going to go door to door backed by billionaires in texas to get -- >> you don't know this. this is new testament stuff to you. joy, do you know the pairable of the unjust steward. the guy is about to get sacked. he's about to lose everything. he goes around and cuts deals with all the people his bosses have been dealing with and gets his piece of the action. it's a very secular values to some of this stuff. rove went on fox last night, karl himself, to defend himself and to profess his love for the tea party. what is he up to? he's trying to trash can these people. let's watch. >> i love these groups that are criticizing us saying they're fake conservatives. well, i repeat, we spent $30 million for tea party senate candidates and $25 million. there's no group that comes close to what crossroads has done i
are now call ing obama-quester is next. >>> bill clinton gets frank with the democratic party about 2014 expectations and going on fox news to reveal just how scared ashley judd really makes him. rove versus judd continues, that's coming up. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at >>> put away -- it's time for your doomsday sequester. or as john mccain likes to tweet it, #obamaquester. >> both sides are digging in for the next washington crisis. >> it is still the economy. >> doomsday machine. >> 85 billion in cuts. >> what's getting cut? the pentagon. >> we're only a few weeks away fr
. they'll only cross one of them. what republicans are now call ing obama-quester is next. >>> bill clinton gets frank with the democratic party about 2014 expectations and going on fox news to reveal just how scared ashley judd really makes him. rove versus judd continues, that's coming up. >>> the state of our union is -- ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair on contact to clean 50% more than a broom. it's a difference you can feel. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer wet and dry refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american. >>> put away -- it's time for your doomsday sequester. or as john mccain likes to tweet it, #obamaquester. >> both sides are digging in for the next washington crisis. >> it is still the econo
. the florida senator has been elect to do give the republican response to president obama's state of the union on tuesday. house speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell made the decision yesterday. rubio's experience from an immigrant's family is perfect to battle the president's vision of bigger government and higher taxes. 3 hours from now president obama will speak about his faith in washington. 3,000 religious and community leaders from 140 countries are expected to attend as well as joe biden and first lady michelle obama. every president since identifies enhour has attended that event. that is your 5@5:00. >>> just hours before the face of the drone program john brennan faces tough questions during a senate confirmation hearing. president obama backtracks agreeing to show congress justifying the use of drones to kill americans. good morning peter. >> good morning, heather. basically what happened here is the president has come out and he has said all of the information about drones -- excuse me. he made a last minute decision to show congress the secret documents that gives him the auth
have to admire him. >> and here at home one day ahead of president obama's state of the union address, vice president biden is meeting with law enforcement officials in philadelphia about reducing gun violence. while victims of gun violence, like former congresswoman gabby giffords, takes a stand. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. take it from me. congress must act. >> and this hour president obama will be awarding the medal of army to staff sergeant clinton for courage under fire in afghanistan. he is only the fourth living recipient of the military's highest honor for service in iraq or afghanistan. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a stunning announcement this morning from rome. pope benedict xvi is abdicating his office. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> n
michelle obama is attending the funeral in chicago for hidea pendleton. the 15-year-old honor student shot and killed last week just about a mile from the obama's family home. she participated in inaugural events just a week earlier. meantime in his weekly address today, the president is warning the economy will get hit hard if automatic spending cuts scheduled for next month aren't delayed. >> the results could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in fields like national security, education or clean energy are likely to be laid off. small businesses could be prevented from getting the resources and support they need to keep their doors open. all our economic progress could be put at risk. >> the president called for a plan that would include some spending cuts as well as the elimination of certain tax loopholes and deductions. but republicans are pushing back hard, saying they're done negotiating on taxes. one of those republicans is congressman mack thornberry from texas. he introduc
. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington today. president obama holds eye level talks. house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of both. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the white house. today president obama sits down with civic groups and labor leaders and then separately with business leaders. they're talking about the economy and deficit reduction. but also in the context of how does immigration affect that? the president said he wants to do something about the 11 million people who are living and working in this country and have been doing so for years illegally. but republicans here, especially conservatives on the house side, want to make sure border protection comes first. janet napolitano is touring the border right now and says we can secure it but we can't completely shut it down because that would hinder trade and commerce. also today the house judiciary committee meeting. they take a look at what might be the best solution here. there's a group of democrats and republicans working behind th
appears to be the motto of one of obama supporter in ohio. watch this. >> yes, i voted twice. >> richardson said she mailed in an absentee ballot, but fielder it would arrive too late to be counted. >> i certainly wanted my street count, so i voted. i voted at the polls. >> sean: voted twice. she admits to voting twice on her own behalf. the story does not end there. richardson also says that she mailed in an absentee ballot for her granddaughter despite the fact that her granddaughter voted in person on election day. now sadly i'm just getting started. three other absentee ballots reportedly came from richardson's home. they all contained similar handwritings, but let not your heart be troubled, there's a perfectly good explanation for all of this madness. watch. >> joseph jones is my brother. he's here from time to time. i'm mon says' power of attorney. i voted for her in her absence. >> so were these all legal votes in your mind? >> absolutely legal votes. absolutely. >> now, the worst part about all of this, she's reportedly been a poll worker since 1988. i wonder how man
obama is picking second class people. we'll be right back with the story of dick cheney. >>> also the white party. how did the gop become the home office for conservative whites? a fascinating new story in "the new republic" argues the cause is not overt racism but is based on the pre-civil war southern interpretation of the constitution shared by modern day republicans, you know, secession, nullification. >>> plus, the man who shot osama bin laden, we don't know his name yet and have never seen his face yet, but the member of the s.e.a.l. team who pulled the trigger three times has told his story to "esquire." we've got the author here tonight, phil bronstein. >>> let me finish with some thoughts on the stripe of republican dick cheney leads. the kind that would believe in him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm.
democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill
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